The primary purpose of the Research Assistant II position is to provide sophisticated and technical laboratory work in medical and research related projects.
The Research Assistant II will perform various scientific experiments under the supervision of the principal investigator. The position will also be responsible for assisting in maintaining general laboratory operations.
JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
Analysis and Interpretation of Experimental Data Exercises considerable imagination, initiative, and inventiveness in planning and executing the details of experiments, and in evaluating and interpreting the results. Provides thorough reports of experiments performed both in writing in a laboratory notebook and verbally at weekly group meetings. These reports will include interpretation of the results, rationale for improvements on established experimental methods and plans for improvements in experimental design.
Basic and Specific Experimental Data Acquisition Receives verbal and/or written instructions from principal investigator on standards and specialized lab safety procedures. Communicates results to and understands instructions from the principal investigator and colleagues. Reads literature and confers with supervisor regarding new procedures and modifies them according to the needs of the project. Discusses goals of each project with supervisor. Follows manufacturer's guidelines regarding the handling and maintenance of all lab equipment. Will have working knowledge of equipment and all operations and procedures manuals. Mouse model experience required.
Record Keeping, Data Collection, Laboratory Safety Demonstrates and practices lab safety precautions. Maintains accurate, detailed records and experimental data and protocols. Prepares graphs, slides, and tables via photography, computer, or manually. Develops a step-by-step written procedure outlining the specific actions required to conduct the experiment before proceeding. Demonstrates and practices lab safety precautions. Receives verbal and/or written instructions from principal investigator on standards and specialized lab safety procedures. Attends all required safety courses. Handles, stores, and disposes of radioactive isotopes, chemically hazardous materials, and biohazardous materials in procedure specified to meet MDA safety guidelines.
Required: Bachelor's degree with major course works in one of the basic sciences.
Preferred: Master's degree with major course works in one of the basic sciences.
Required: One year experience in scientific or experimental research work. No experience required with preferred degree.
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- Requisition ID: 151715
- Employment Status: Full-Time
- Employee Status: Regular
- FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay
- Work Week: Days
- Fund Type: Soft
- Work Location: Onsite
- Pivotal Position: Yes
- Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 36,500
- Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 45,500
- Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 54,500
- Science Jobs: Yes